We don’t often stop to think about the buildings we live and work in – we take it for granted that they’re safe places to be. Yet there are a number of things which could cause a building collapse, and when a building does collapse, particularly one which is multiple storeys high, it can cause serious injuries to workers on site (if there is building work taking place), those employed or living in the building and even residents of neighbouring buildings.
Building collapse injuries have the potential to be life-threatening, and if you’ve been injured due to a building collapse, you could claim personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Whether you’ve been injured after a gas leak in your property caused an explosion or have been hurt after demolition work has structurally damaged a building and led to its collapse, you may be able to claim – call to speak to one of our personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice.
How have you been injured?
Building collapse injuries can range from minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, to severe injuries, including:
- Burns – for example if a gas leak sets the building on fire
- Respiratory burns, caused by inhaling burning particles or hot gas
- Respiratory problems
- Crush injuries such as a punctured lung
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Head injuries, usually caused by falling debris
It may be that you were working in a building at the time of collapse, or perhaps you were living in a neighbouring building which was affected. Whatever the circumstances surrounding your accident, we’re here to help, and we have been helping our customers claim compensation since 2000. We don’t charge expensive upfront legal fees – all our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so our services are affordable to everyone.
Claiming compensation – what now?
So, you’ve decided to make a claim for personal injury compensation? Great, just make sure you don’t miss out as there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice and to find out if you have a viable claim, or head for our website and take the 30-second test, to see how much compensation you could receive. We’re proud to be endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service, and we won’t let you down, so call today to find out more about making a claim.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen